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NBSA And Fredericton Chamber of Commerce Sign Partnership

Fredericton,​ ​NB​​ ​—​ ​The​ ​New​ ​Brunswick​ ​Student​ ​Alliance​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Fredericton​ ​Chamber​ ​of​ ​Commerce have​ ​signed​ ​a​ ​2-year​ ​strategic​ ​partnership​ ​with​ ​the​ ​purpose​ ​of​ ​expanding​ ​professional​ ​networking opportunities​ ​for​ ​postsecondary​ ​students.

In​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​offering​ ​postsecondary​ ​students​ ​in​ ​Fredericton​ ​free​ ​access​ ​to​ ​all​ ​chamber​ ​networking events,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​the​ ​monthly​ ​Business​ ​Over​ ​Breakfast​ ​and​ ​Business​ ​After​ ​Hours,​ ​the​ ​partnership​ ​will​ ​also allow​ ​students​ ​to​ ​register​ ​for​ ​chamber​ ​events,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​State​ ​of​ ​the​ ​City​ ​or​ ​State​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Province addresses,​ ​at​ ​member​ ​rates​ ​through​ ​the​ ​NBSA.

“Postsecondary​ ​education​ ​is​ ​the​ ​lifeblood​ ​of​ ​Fredericton.​ ​This​ ​deal​ ​is​ ​about​ ​better​ ​integrating​ ​students into​ ​the​ ​community​ ​in​ ​which​ ​they​ ​both​ ​study​ ​and​ ​live​ ​through​ ​enhanced​ ​networking​ ​such​ ​as​ ​those​ ​that the​ ​Chamber​ ​offers,”​ ​said​ ​Robert​ ​Burroughs,​ ​NBSA​ ​executive​ ​director.

The​ ​NBSA​ ​is​ ​a​ ​proud​ ​member​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Fredericton​ ​Chamber​ ​of​ ​Commerce,​ ​representing​ ​almost​ ​10,000 postsecondary​ ​students​ ​in​ ​the​ ​City​ ​of​ ​Fredericton.​ ​Alliance​ ​staff​ ​sit​ ​on​ ​two​ ​Chamber​ ​committees,​ ​the participation​ ​on​ ​which​ ​are​ ​solidified​ ​in​ ​the​ ​partnership.

“Students​ ​and​ ​the​ ​post-secondary​ ​education​ ​sector​ ​are​ ​a​ ​critical​ ​part​ ​of​ ​Fredericton’s​ ​current​ ​and​ ​future economy,”​ ​said​ ​Krista​ ​Ross,​ ​Fredericton​ ​Chamber​ ​CEO.​ ​“The​ ​sector​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​primary​ ​economic drivers​ ​in​ ​the​ ​community​ ​and​ ​our​ ​students​ ​are​ ​our​ ​future​ ​business​ ​owners,​ ​employees​ ​and​ ​community leaders.​ ​Connecting​ ​students​ ​to​ ​the​ ​business​ ​community​ ​is​ ​a​ ​win-win​ ​and​ ​the​ ​NB​ ​Student​ ​Alliance​ ​are excellent​ ​partners​ ​to​ ​make​ ​that​ ​happen.”

“Fredericton​ ​is​ ​a​ ​student-driven​ ​economy.​ ​I​ ​look​ ​forward​ ​to​ ​seeing​ ​the​ ​benefits​ ​that​ ​this​ ​will​ ​bring​ ​to​ ​our students​ ​in​ ​the​ ​city,”​ ​said​ ​Madi​ ​Banks​ ​Vice-Chair​ ​of​ ​the​ ​NBSA’s​ ​Board​ ​of​ ​Directors.​ ​“Students​ ​are​ ​always looking​ ​for​ ​ways​ ​to​ ​better​ ​prepare​ ​themselves​ ​for​ ​life​ ​after​ ​graduation​ ​and​ ​we​ ​anticipate​ ​that​ ​this​ ​will help.”

The​ ​next​ ​Chamber​ ​networking​ ​event​ ​is​ ​the​ ​Business​ ​After​ ​Hours​ ​on​ ​Thursday,​ ​September​ ​7,​ ​2017​ ​at Cominar.

 

Fredericton Chamber of Commerce
With nearly 1000 members, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is one of Atlantic Canada’s largest chambers of commerce. A dynamic business organization, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is actively engaged in policy development that affects the competitiveness of our members and of the Canadian business environment. The Chamber’s vision is ‘Community Prosperity Through Business’.
Contact: Krista Ross, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce CEO – (506) 458-8006